Lake District

a person in a canoe with Skiddaw reflected in the water

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Three children  on the wooden footbridge at Low Wray Campsite, Cumbria

50 things to do before you're 11¾ in the Lake District 

Make the most of half term - get outdoors and try out some of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' here in the Lake District.

View up the garden path at Hill Top in spring

Gardens in the Lake District 

The Lakes has some pretty special landscapes, but we can’t forget the gardens here either. Enjoy the new stumpery at Sizergh, see how the garden at Wordsworth House has recovered since it was flooded, or meet our very own Mr McGregor at Beatrix Potter’s original garden at her Lake District home, Hill Top.

A couple try kayaking

Sports in the Lake District 

Running, cycling and watersports - you won't be short of sports to try in the Lakes this summer - and all whilst helping to look after this stunning landscape.

A viewing bench at Stagshaw Gardens

Hidden gems in the Lake District 

Want to find a secluded spot in the Lake District to take in the view? We’ve hidden beaches that are perfect for paddling in, hills where you can enjoy the sunset without the crowds, and small gardens where you can take in the scents.

What's new in the Lakes?

A view of Great Gable from Lingmell Summit in Wasdale Cumbria

Looking after the Lake District, for now and for the future  

The National Trust has been looking after special places in the Lake District on behalf of the nation for the past 120 years. It’s our birthplace, our spiritual home, somewhere we care deeply about.


Where will you explore today?